The lengthy signup form gives players a chance at getting into the game's closed beta. Video game beta tests have become an increasingly important part of the pre-launch hype machine, as thousands of players scramble to play the game early and for free.
To celebrate the launch of beta signups, ZeniMax and Bethesda also unveiled a new cinematic trailer for the game. The trailer features an epic battle between the game's three factions, each represented by a single heroic figure. Fans of the Elder Scrolls series will recognize the old familiar archetypes: the thief, the warrior, and the mage.
An issue with the signup page has prevented some users from being able to submit their application. ZeniMax addressed the issue in their Beta FAQ. The FAQ offers some possible solutions and assures users that "when you sign up will not impact your chances of getting into The Elder Scrolls Online beta."
"The Elder Scrolls Online" is due out later this year. No time frame has yet been given for the closed beta. Players who are selected for the closed beta will receive an email from ZeniMax in the weeks and months to come.